Add some fun to your wedding reception – here are my 4 favorite ideas that will add enthusiastic participation to your event! Try one or all four.
Children’s Buffet: Little ones delight in this one. Prepare a separate buffet for the small guests at your wedding reception. Place it on a pint-sized table and watch what happens. When we do this, we use animal shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips, cookies, cheese, box drinks, etc. The hardest thing for us is keeping the adults away from the kids table!
Candy Buffet: Candy Buffets are not new yet they always add excitement to wedding events. The best ones are color coordinated with small, specialty printed bags or boxes. It takes time and effort to do a candy buffet but much can be found on the Internet – even custom colored M&Ms printed with your photos on them. Candy buffets have come a long way in the past few years. Don’t over-order on candy. Only a small percentage of your guests will really eat much. It truly is more for a fun favor and a great decoration!
Throwing Bouquet: Now I know that an extra bouquet to toss is not a new idea – but stay with me here. Have your florist build your throwing bouquet in such a way that when it does come time to throw it, it will separate into several smaller groups of flowers – 4 or 5. We guarantee that this will amp the squeal factor as you toss it.
Photo Booth: These are relatively new and most have not experienced a photo booth at a reception yet. Guests really have great fun in and around these booths and I predict we will see a lot more photo booths this summer. Try to pick one that has a viewing screen outside. This adds to the laughter. Make the photo booth part of the guest registry process. BUT, be aware not everyone will to get into the booth, it is mostly for the young at heart. Some wedding receptions are too big and photo booths are notoriously slow so have an alternate method of guest registration in order to capture all of your guests names.